Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fangovering True Blood Week Six of the Final Season

The HBO preview takes a long time to open, so replacing with the YT.
16 seconds, 16!
Sleep Out Broadway.  Why I'm Sleeping Out- Homelessness is a sign of the failure of the promise of America. And homelessness amongst our youngest citizens is an especially tragic failure. As a society, we must restore this promise. I promise to do what I can. Give whatever you ca Denis' goal is only $5000, True Blood fans can do this.

Kristin talks to AfterEllen about the end of TB- AE: What do you think you’re going to miss most about it?
KB: I’m gonna miss the set. That’s really my favorite thing about acting. I’m a carnie and I really love living on this set with this dysfunctional but chosen family. And these particular people are just exceptional to me, and I know them so well. They accept me, warts and all, and choices and all, and viewpoints and all. And we not only accept each other, we like and support each other, so I’ve had a lot of feelings about family, and what that means as an adult with the family you choose. Because sometimes our DNA family, we kind of get each other, if we’re lucky, and we accept each other to a certain degree but there’s a lot of water under the bridge. But this family, my most objectionable trait—which would be my bluntness—they pay me for! They find my bluntness funny! They actually enjoy me. So that unconditional love and acceptance that you can usually only get from your dog, I actually got on this set.

KB: For me as an actress, I feel that Pam has gotten a huge evolution from the beginning, as far as us getting to know her. Because she really was tough as nails, and by season three we started to see how incredibly vulnerable she was in regard to Eric. I’ve always said: everybody has one person. The toughest people that we know, the most unlikeable assholes we know, have a spouse. And Eric is her one person. And as we’ve gotten to see her flashbacks and her making, we found out more why that was. But going into Season 7, Pam chose Eric again above all else. And now that he’s ill with Hep-V it’s probably her most vulnerable season. Because she actually could lose him. And as an actor, that’s been a huge gift to play dire circumstances. And it’s also been so linear and clean for me and for Pam over the years. You know, she’s stayed very consistent and we’ve just gotten to know her better and better. But this season, because of the circumstances, she has to dig deep into a strength we haven’t seen, and also a vulnerability that we’ll see even more.
Since they met up at Comic Con, Anna and Stephen have tweeted with Kurt Sutter of SOA (my other show) and might be on the SOA finale later this year.
Interview with Natalie Hall, Amber Crabtree's actress-
Q) The cast has become so close after filming together for so many years already. Did the chemistry come naturally when you began working with the cast or did you take some time to bond?
A) It’s interesting with the show because it is such a big cast that everyone sort of lives in their own different world. I didn’t work with Anna Paquin, Nelsan Ellis or some of the other characters. I worked with Alexander, Kristen and Anna Camp. I can’t tell you how nice they were, so down to earth and so professional. They were so lovely to work with. Alexander was great and they were very, very kind. I can’t tell you how easy they were to work with and how lovely. Kristen was so cool and so chill. I think she is so awesome. It was was probably one of the most open, kind sets I have ever been on.
Q) Was there anyone you didn’t get to film with that you hoped to have scenes with?
A) Anna Paquin would have been great to film with because she is so talented and she is the lead of the show. Honestly, all the actors are so great on the show that I would have been happy working with any of them. I am really thankful that it was Alexander, Kristen and Anna Camp. I think they are all such talents and they take it very seriously. You can tell they love their jobs. They enjoy it. I’m really thankful that I got to work with them.MORE

Clowning around.

                     Damn, Denis is pimping those shades at the Sundance Labs

HuffPo interview with Adina Porter, our cracra Lettie Mae-
The sun is setting on the fictional Louisiana town of Bon Temps as True Bloodgnashes through its final season, and Lettie Mae is definitely back home and killing it as one of TV's most awful moms. "I think that's why I'm there, that family dynamic," Porter slyly remarks. "There's that expression, 'If it's not one thing, it's your mother.'"
Porter reveals at the time of our interview that neither she nor Wesley had watched their final scene from season six when Lettie Mae offers her own blood. "It's not what I'd call a pleasant memory," she says, "but it was pleasant to take whatever grief you have and use it, and leave it there, and be able to walk away from it, and know that it's in a safe place, being used constructively."

When asked to describe her character's evolution through the years, she hints at Lettie Mae's ultimate trajectory. "If you've got that DNA," she suggests, "you've either got to fight really, really hard or you're going to come out the way the DNA was arranged. From beginning to end? Maybe sometimes it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks."
As to any more details she could provide about upcoming episodes, Porter replies, "It's like a quilt. I know my square, but I don't really know all the other ones. When I do ADR work, I'm like, 'Whoa, that's what we did?' I'm always a little shocked when I see what was actually done with the raw footage that I shot. I'm very much enjoying going along with the ride with everybody else."

You'd scarcely recognize Porter in her Newsroom role if you're expecting someone similar to Lettie Mae. She's polished, professional and quite becoming, and I talked to her about image and beauty in the entertainment world. As a woman of color, she feels "incredibly lucky to be an actor at this period in history. I'm able to work in this business, and look put-together, sexy even, with natural hair. We just lost Ruby Dee; she would not have been able to wear an Afro on television. There would have been no way. I know how lucky I am that I happen to be in the business as times change." Longer at the link.

Lauren Bowles talks to PopSugar about the season

True Blood Season 7 Spoilers part 6

Continuing with much from part 5, which was so ridiculous with speculations mixed in with spoilers that  I had to scratch my head and a lot of it I wrote, go figure. Now we know Dr Ludwig is coming in E7 (from castings), that Sara had an antidote for the HepV all along, unless she's lying. That Pam and Eric don't team up with her to get Mr. Gus and the Yakuza but that they team with the Yakuza to get Sara, finally. A lot of the YT guy's spoiler posts seem to be correct, but again it's a lot from promos, so any cable tech might have gotten them ahead of time or been in on the making of them to know all this. Here's a lot of recapping from what we know from the first 5 eps, and some things that seem either wrong or just strange, like this-From TVLINE, Anna Camp on her seeing Jason again- (update scroll down for answers.)
“It’s not what I expected at all,” Anna tells TVLine of her character’s Season 7 whereabouts. “She’s definitely on the run; she’s got Pam and Eric after her now, and the Yakuza. … This season is about Sarah trying to survive.”
In addition to surviving, Camp reveals she’ll also be doing some reuniting with a former flame — more specifically, the love of her dead gay vampire ex-husband’s life. (That’s a sentence I never thought I’d type.) “It’s not in a way that you would expect,” Camp says of her reunion with Jason. “It actually can be pretty funny and pretty sad. It’s very unexpected the way that I end up interacting with Jason this time around.” OK, now in the new promo it looks like They kill Sara (Eric/Yakuza) but if her sister turned her maybe she does visit Jason???

Realize this, there has not been one scene where Nicole was likeable and not acting like a brat since she joined the show, please dont let Sam leave with this person, ick.

Our girl finally gets to move on up, and Lettie Mae, Lafayette and the Rev say goodbye.
No clue who those people are in the background, maybe they don't see Tara?
                                      we get the Tara as a little girl flashback.
This was found on Tumblr by BeaufortPlace, who knows, since a lot of it is from casting calls and synopses and promos.This is where it originated and there is a bit more in replies to people, under the video, as well as some anecdotes from the set. UPDATE : it was all removed, makes me think that it might be on point or he just saw promos or synopses? Anything that would prove he had real info has the excuse they might have edited it out or they filmed 3 scenes etc.
I was an extra on the show, so I can tell you what happens if you’re interested.
 Bill was infected with Hep V from feeding off Sookie, and Sookie was infected right before Alcide died, when she was covered in Hep V blood. This is also why the writers had Jessica specifically not want to feed off of Sookie’s blood, so they had her feed from Lafayette instead, otherwise Jessica would have been infected too. However, since Sookie is part fae, her blood interacts with the Hep V virus in a different way than regular human blood. As a result, Bill’s infection progresses at a much more rapid pace than normal Hep V.
After the disease runs its course, Bill turns into a human. The disease mutates from Sookie’s blood and just when it looks like Bill is about to die, he becomes human. Hopefully that answers some questions.
You will also see a lot of flashbacks to the first season when Sookie was young. It’s really funny cuz they tried to make Anna Pacquin look younger, like she did in the first season of the show
I almost forgot..Sookie will lose her powers by the end of the show and she will become human. I don’t know the storyline for how this happens though because it was still up in the air when we were filming. ALSO get ready for Lafayette and Tara to have some scenes together. It turns out that Lettie Mae’s crazy talk about Tara not being able to move on is actually true
I honestly couldn’t tell you what happens to Eric. There were two conflicting storylines but I am pretty sure the producers went with the one where he dies. expect to see more of that human girl that he sacrificed to save Pam’s life when they were threatened by the Yakuza.
O yea, and another main character from the show will be turned into a vampire before the end of the season. and Arlene’s sex dream about that vampire she drank from is HILARIOUS! hahahaha just wait..
I am certainly not a “peasant” and I am not just an extra. You are correct in assuming that they do not normally let extras know information about plots that do not concern them, but I am not just an extra and I was present during all table reads of the scripts. Obviously I signed a non-disclosure agreement so I’m not exactly going to spell out who I am on a youtube comments page.
You can call me a liar all you want, but you will see I am right when you tune in next week
I don’t know if Sarah Newlin dies or not. i do know that she and her sister will have a really physical scene together that required stunt doubles. There’s a lot more to Sarah Newlin’s backstory that is going to be revealed next week (assuming they didn’t edit those scenes out). The thing is, even though I know most of what was on the early drafts of the scripts and at the table reads, they ended up editing out a lot of stuff out.EDIT-wouldnt this joker have known that big bomb of her blood having the cure for HepV?
There are TONS of scenes that got cut this season for some reason (more than usual) because the writers are really trying to cut out anything that doesn’t further the storyline since they have such a short amount of time to wrap everything up. A lot of scenes that we filmed got cut entirely. In tonight’s episode we had filmed a scene where Bill and James talk about the war (James talks about his experience living through the Vietnam war, and Bill talks about the Civil War)…and this is what leads into Bill’s flashback about the Civil War…but they cut those scenes out for time and so now Bill just randomly has a flashback about the war…which doesn’t really make sense.
Other scenes were shortened for time.For example, the scene with Lafayette and James on tonight’s episode had a lot more foreplay that we filmed in the original cut…but they edited it out. I assume because they want to leave room for the relationship to grow in the next few episodes. BTW you will see some full frontal male nudity this season with James. Also, Adeline will be getting a lot of screen time next week as they develop her relationship with her love interested further (Jason’s threat about how they “better not be fucking yet” is actually foreshadowing something haha)
A few more examples of things that were cut: Sookie and Alcide had an extremely graphic sex scene that was cut (rumors were because she and Stephen Moyer did not feel comfortable with it). Also, Jason and Eric’s sex scene was pretty much improvised on the spot. Like Ryan Kwanten and Alexander Skarsgard made up the “choreography” (I guess you could call it) on the same day that they shot the scene (that one scene literally took 8 hours to film by the way) and they were absolutely hilarious during the entire thing..they made the entire crew laugh because Ryan is so much shorter than Alex so we had to have Ryan stand on an apple box and wear HUGE lifts in his shoes to make them more comparable in heights. You can see the shoes when he tackles Eric, they were literally high heel boots haha. that was also the reason why Jason tackles Eric…because Alex was literally too tall for Ryan to get up there an kiss him! haha I think the reason it took so long to shoot is they felt it was really important for the characters to stay “manly and tough” even though they were doing a gay scene. oh also, theres a mistake in this scene…the part where Eric shakes the martini shaker is supposed to be in super fast vampire time…but they forgot to add that special effect in during the final cut.
The scene where Jason wakes up after the sex dream had like a MILLION other versions because Ryan was so god damn hilarious with the waking up. I’m actually really bummed with the version they chose because in another cut he lets out this HILARIOUS MOAN. hahaha He’s probably one of the best actors on the show when it comes to physical comedy. I heard they are going to do a blooper reel this season for the DVD so hopefully you will get to see his other “wake up” scenes.
Jason is not the other character who is turned into a vampire (it’s someone you REALLY wouldn’t expect to become a vampire haha).
I honeslty don’t know what happens to Pam, sorry. I do not remember any talk of her having a death scene though, so if she dies it is a choice that they made after I left the show.
As for Eric: in one of the story lines for Eric he dies (not from Hep V but from sacrificing himself to save another character), in another storyline he is cured, and in another he is made human just like Bill. As I said before I don’t know which storyline they eventually went with.
Tara is certainly dead and will not be coming back to life. She will have a scene with Lafayette and Lettie Mae (either next week or the week after I’m not sure) and she is genuinely creepy in the scene. And there will be some closure to her character. No Lettie Mae definitely did NOT kill Tara!! 
Tara will appear in the flashbacks to season 1. So technically she will not spend the entire season on the cross. You will see more scenes with Eric and Sookie. also, don’t forget there will be some pretty extensive flashbacks that go back to season 1
there will DEFINITELY be some fun cameos this season in the flashbacks. although, denis was not available to appear this season because of contractual obligations to american horror story. you will see more of hoytt (unless they cut out his scenes).
yes, jessica survives.
also, next week’s episode is going to center around violet’s revenge. she will try to destroy jessica’s reputation…violet’s storyline takes a really crazy twist and you will learn more about her backstory and the reason for why she is so crazy in next week’s episode (i am purposefully being vague at this point because i’d rather not give away the ENTIRE SEASON…I’ve already spoiled a few major storylines).Bill will end up with Sookie at the end of the show. He will be human and she will no longer be Fae. You can call me a liar all you want. It won't change it from happening ;) 

He come and goes like a spirit in the night.
I see no HepV but that don't mean he is out of the woods yet with the Yakuza. That blood could be Sarah's, is that Amber's dead BF's clothes (lol) he's wearing?  Makes sense now, her blood has the antidote, what a total twunt.
Sarah has the antidote alright, her blood needs to be drained.
From the SDCC panel-"I certainly felt coming into it that we had to go back to Bill and Sookie. How we come back to them, I'm not telling you." He says this season is about Bill and Sookie. (well I guess he answered that big question, we know the finale?)
From SDCC via TVLine-First thing’s first: Will Bill and Sookie get back together before the Aug. 24 series finale?
“They might,” teased executive producer Brian Buckner. “They’re in each other’s spheres, for sure. At the end of the day, it’s a television show, right? This show worked because of the chemistry they shared. … I certainly felt, going into [the final season], that we had to come back to Bill and Sookie.”
And in case you’re wondering why there have been so many flashbacks this season — besides the fact that it’s the final season — Buckner said it’s all about helping the characters find themselves again.
“With Bill, we got a character who we turned into a vampire god, and he wasn’t that nice,” Buckner explained. “The thinking there was, as Bill tries to find his way back to himself, let’s give him a little help by flashing back to his human life.”

He looks less veiny in this cap, maybe he's better? Maybe after a drink of Sarah.
Knew he was back from the episode synopses, maybe he DOES get his memories back, will that lead to him and Jess hooking up again? See, like Violet said her first 100 boyfriends made her sad,  I dont see how you can be with a vamp if you arent turned.
Here we go again, Jason gets got by Violet, in the second cap, I'd say that ass is too round to belong to anyone else but Jason.

Violet's way to keep kids celibate, couldnt she just get her a purity ring?
The Good, The Bad(ass) and the Ugly, you know who is who already.
Pam looks to be in Amber's clothes, they are still looking for Sara, but I think Amber might have turned her and has to pay. Ha, she cured her sister, she could have done that before (as well as Amber's BF) but waited till she was attacked to do it. Sarah hasnt changed. Amber tells them Sarah is the cure.
So if there is a cure/antidote, and  Dr Ludwig shows up then why is Sookie in Fairyland with Niall? Ooh hope it's something good.
Is this Sara Cure (a vamp now?) or Violet tied up in that nasty basement (looks clean now) to starve to death?

Maybe this is Ludwig injecting the cure into Beel? He doesnt seem to be in good shape.
Will do better screencraps later but happy to see Dr Ludwig, finally, since I've been saying she will be back for many months, like a broken mofo record, but she is!
Anna Camp answers pretty much how she sees Jason and maybe even Steve Newlin!!! TVGuide-
Can you tease anything about the next time Sarah and Eric will meet?

Camp: Oh, my God. It's a pretty big buildup over a few episodes. I actually return back to the Light of Day camp. I sort of lose my mind and I'm wandering back to the Light of Day camp. I'm starting to hallucinate, and I start seeing people from my past. I break down and I'm hiding in this room basically having my own little Blue Jasmine moment.
Will Sarah reunite with Jason?
Camp: You are going to see us together again, but that's hard to explain. I can't really explain how they see each other, but yes, we do have a couple of scenes together, and it's a very fascinating way that they've written the two characters seeing each other again.

From HBO-
Episode #77: “May Be the Last Time”
Written by Craig Chester; directed by Simon Jayes.
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 3
Eric (Alexander SkarsgÄrd), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) close in on Sarah (Anna Camp) in Dallas. Adilyn (Bailey Noble) and Wade (Noah Matthews) find a temporary haven, and unexpected hospitality. Refusing to accept the inevitable, a desperate Sookie (Anna Paquin) turns to unexpected resources in search of a miracle. Bill (Stephen Moyer) recalls the inexorable forces that led him to his marriage 170 years earlier. A familiar face resurfaces in Bon Temps. Sam (Sam Trammell) faces a quandary.
Episode #78: “Almost Home” 
Written by Kate Barnow; directed by Jesse Warn.
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 10
With his prey in sight, Eric reconsiders his end-game strategies against Sarah. Sookie puts her life at risk in hopes of saving Bill. Lettie Mae  and Lafayette urge Reverend Daniels to join them in their V-fueled search for Tara. Violet (Karolina Wydra) eyes payback against those who betrayed her, while an old love is reborn for others. Jess and Hoyt or Sookie and whomever it is this week?

Geez 2 more episodes of Tara not resting, Sarah roaming and Violet stewing?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

True Blood at ComicCon 2014 II

HBO is posting most of these pics unless credited otherwise.
On the TVGuide's yacht, a yearly tradition that usually brings some videos too.
                                                     pics from @TVAfterDark

Post by Carrie Preston.
Carrie posted on her FB, her first SDCC and last, sniffles.
Kristin took pics of them going onstage
Ismail  Kidd (@ismailkidd) posted these pics, I assume he took them. 
    Continuing with the last True Blood appearance at SDCC, it's the last dance. 
True Blood Comics made it to see McMillz and get her FieldGuide signed, yeah! 
You know Chris is genuinely happy today, his first SDCC.
So happy Rutina is there.
Lady in red, wowza.
Time Warner is tweeting too.
Stephen's TVLine interview is up.
Anna Tweeted this pic.
Time Warner caught Anna and Carrie